The tentative conference schedule is now available at https://
“The 2022 Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course will be filled with topics that ranchers have identified as a priority this year, and as a result, we have had a great number of early registrations for the event,” said Jason Cleere, Ph.D., conference coordinator and AgriLife Extension beef cattle specialist in the Department of Animal Science.
Cleere said they also will continue the virtual option this year because they realize not everyone can make it to College Station for all three days.
“The virtual option of the BCSC is a great opportunity for ranchers to attend the event even if they can’t make it in person,” he said. “I had a rice farmer tell me last year that he finally was able to attend because of the virtual option. He could drive his tractor while listening to the sessions live.”
To register for both in-person and online attendance, go to https://
The short course will include 20 sessions within the Cattleman’s College, which will be offered concurrently. There also will be live demonstrations on Wednesday.
“Also, our trade show this year is lining up to be back to the size it was pre-COVID,” Cleere said. “Companies are allowing their sales representatives to be back out with customers, and we are seeing a larger number of vendors this year compared to last. The 2022 Short Course is shaping up to be one of the best ever.”
Noteworthy on the agenda
Cleere said with the struggle with high input prices and drought conditions in mind, coordinators have pulled together a forage management session covering grazing management and dealing with high fertilizer prices, seed prices, hay prices, fuel prices and other inputs.
Along those lines, in one session, speakers will address nutrition, how much feed cows need for their body size, forage quality and feeds available. In another, experts will advise how to “do the best with what you have” when properly managing rangelands.
Other topics include:
As is tradition, Cleere said, producers will be able to pick up as many as nine Texas Department of Agriculture pesticide continuing education units, CEUs, and 22 veterinary CEUs.
Cleere said the event will kick off a day early on Sunday with veterinarian continuing education training https://
Wrapping up the event will be the following live demonstrations:
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